Eleven-Years Ago (17-November-2007) — Colorado

Colorado Autumn Road Trip: Big Horn Ram Huddle.

I spotted several Big Horn Rams along Colorado 14 while driving back to Boulder from Arapaho National Wildlife Refuge. One day later I was on the Big Island of Hawaii attending a workshop run by Thom Hogan.

Big Horn Ram Huddle. Along Colorado 14 near Sheridan in Roosevelt National Forest. Image taken with a Nikon D2xs and 200-400 mm lens (ISO 100, 400 mm, f/5.6, 1/125 sec). (David J Mathre)
Big Horn Ram Huddle. Along Colorado 14 near Sheridan in Roosevelt National Forest. Image taken with a Nikon D2xs camera and 200-400 mm lens (ISO 100, 400 mm, f/5.6, 1/125 sec). (David J Mathre)


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Five-Years Ago (03-October-2013) — Colorado

Gone to See America 2013. Autumn Rocky Mountain Photography Safari in Colorado with Jason Odell. Day 3: Leadville.

Turquoise Lake Early Morning Panorama. Near Leadville, Colorado. Composite of three image taken with a Nikon D3x camera and 85 mm f/2.8 PC-E lens and SingRay neutral density filter (ISO 100, 24 mm, f/16, 30 sec). Raw images processed with Capture One Pro, and the composite generated with AutoPano Giga Pro. Let me know if you like the color or monochrome (sepia) version.

Turquoise Lake Early Morning Panorama. Near Leadville, Colorado. Composite of three image taken with a Nikon D3x camera and 85 mm f/2.8 PC-E lens and Singray neutral density filter (ISO 100, 24 mm, f/16, 30 sec). Raw images processed with Capture One Pro, and the composite generated  with AutoPano Giga Pro. (David J Mathre)
Turquoise Lake Early Morning Panorama. Near Leadville, Colorado. Composite of three image taken with a Nikon D3x camera and 85 mm f/2.8 PC-E lens and Singray neutral density filter (ISO 100, 24 mm, f/16, 30 sec).  (David J Mathre)
Turquoise Lake Early Morning Panorama. Near Leadville, Colorado. Composite of three image taken with a Nikon D3x camera and 85 mm f/2.8 PC-E lens and Singray neutral density filter (ISO 100, 24 mm, f/16, 30 sec). Raw images processed with Capture One Pro, and the composite generated  with AutoPano Giga Pro. Sepia conversion with NIK Silver Efex Pro. (David J Mathre)
Turquoise Lake Early Morning Panorama. Near Leadville, Colorado. Composite of three image taken with a Nikon D3x camera and 85 mm f/2.8 PC-E lens and Singray neutral density filter (ISO 100, 24 mm, f/16, 30 sec).  Sepia conversion with NIK Silver Efex Pro. (David J Mathre)

Five-Years Ago (02-October-2013) — Colorado

Gone to See America 2013. Autumn Rocky Mountain Photography Safari in Colorado with Jason Odell. Day 2: Ashcroft Ghost Town.

Zooming Through an Autumn Aspen Forest in Colorado. One of the techniques that Jason demonstrated during the workshop.

Zooming Through an Autumn Aspen Forest in Colorado. Gone to See America 2013. Image taken with a Nikon 1 V2 camera and 6.7-13 mm VR lens (ISO 160, 13 to 6.7 mm, f/16, 1/8 sec). (David J Mathre)
Zooming Through an Autumn Aspen Forest in Colorado.  Image taken with a Nikon 1 V2 camera and 6.7-13 mm VR lens (ISO 160, 13 to 6.7 mm, f/16, 1/8 sec). (David J Mathre)

Five-Years Ago (01-October-2013) — Colorado

Gone to See America 2013. Autumn Rocky Mountain Photography Safari in Colorado with Jason Odell. Day 2: Gunnison National Forest.

Bright Yellow Aspen trees in Gunnison National Forest.

Looking Up. Autumn Aspen Forest in Colorado. Image taken with a Nikon 1 V2 camera and 6.7-13 mm VR lens (ISO 160, 6.7 mm, f/8, 1/320 sec) (David J Mathre)
Looking Up. Autumn Aspen Forest in Colorado. Image taken with a Nikon 1 V2 camera and 6.7-13 mm VR lens (ISO 160, 6.7 mm, f/8, 1/320 sec) (David J Mathre)
Autumn Aspen Forest with a Sunburt. Image taken with a Leica X2 camera (ISO 100, 24 mm, f/16, 1/125 sec). (David J Mathre)
Autumn Aspen Forest with a Sunburt. Image taken with a Leica X2 camera (ISO 100, 24 mm, f/16, 1/125 sec). (David J Mathre)
Solitary Glowing Aspen. Autumn in Colorado. Image taken with a Nikon 1 V2 camera and 32 mm f/1.2 lens (ISO 160, 32 mm, f/11, 1/100 sec). (David J Mathre)
Solitary Glowing Aspen. Autumn in Colorado. Image taken with a Nikon 1 V2 camera and 32 mm f/1.2 lens (ISO 160, 32 mm, f/11, 1/100 sec). (David J Mathre)

Eleven-Years Ago (04-July-2007) — Colorado

Summer in Colorado. Railroad to Pikes Peak.

Eleven-years ago on a lark I drove from Boulder to Colorado Springs and then to Manitou Springs to take the Cog Wheeled Railroad to the summit of Pikes Peak. Little did I know that you needed reservations for the cog rail trip to Pikes Peak, and that all trips were sold out for the day. I was very lucky that someone in line before me was unhappy that their party was not all sitting together and turned in their tickets. Once I got on board the train, I realized that I won the lottery since my ticket was for the front seat. This allowed me to set up a tripod and camera to capture images for a time-lapse video for the train ride. So as not to annoy the other passengers on the train I used a small Gitzo travel tripod, my smallest camera body, and a small lens. Going up the mountain I used a 18-200 mm lens at 18 mm. Going down the mountain my seat was now in the rear of the train looking back. For this I used a 10.5 mm fisheye lens. This was a case of being in the right place at the right time!!!

Steam Engine at Pikes Peak Cog Railroad. Image taken with a Nikon D200 and 10.5 mm f/2.8 fisheye lens (ISO 100, 10.5 mm, f/5.6, 1/250 sec). Raw image processed with Capture One Pro, Focus Magic, Topaz Define, and Photoshop CS5. (David J Mathre)
Steam Engine at Pikes Peak Cog Railroad. Image taken with a Nikon D200 and 10.5 mm f/2.8 fisheye lens (ISO 100, 10.5 mm, f/5.6, 1/250 sec). Raw image processed with Capture One Pro, Focus Magic, Topaz Define, and Photoshop CS5.